[H&R] digital youth research
keith.tilford at gmail.com
Fri Nov 21 12:56:56 PST 2008
a report put out by Berkeley:
from the website:
Social network sites, online games, video-sharing sites, and gadgets such as
iPods and mobile phones are now fixtures of youth culture. They have so
permeated young lives that it is hard to believe that less than a decade ago
these technologies barely existed. Today's youth may be coming of age and
struggling for autonomy and identity as did their predecessors, but they are
doing so amid new worlds for communication, friendship, play, and
We include here the findings of three years of research on kids' informal
learning with digital media. The two page summary incorporates a short,
accessible version of our findings. The White Paper is a 30-page document
prepared for the MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media and Learning Series.
The book is an online version of our forthcoming book with MIT Press and
incorporates the insights from 800 youth and young adults and over 5000
hours of online observations.
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